City and Suburban, Gauteng

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City and Suburban
City and Suburban is located in Gauteng
City and Suburban
City and Suburban
City and Suburban is located in South Africa
City and Suburban
City and Suburban
Coordinates: 26°12′29″S 28°03′18″E / 26.208°S 28.055°E / -26.208; 28.055Coordinates: 26°12′29″S 28°03′18″E / 26.208°S 28.055°E / -26.208; 28.055
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Established1896
Area
 • Total1.07 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total2,719
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African99.4%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.1%
 • White0.2%
 • Other0.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu53.9%
 • English7.3%
 • Xhosa5.9%
 • Southern Ndebele5.4%
 • Other27.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

City and Suburban is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, just east of the city centre. It is a relatively small residential and business area, inhabited by 2 703 (99,4%) Black people, according to the 2011-census.[1] It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

History[edit]

The suburb lies in the Johannesburg CBD with Marshalltown to the west and Jeppestown to the east. Prior to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, the suburb lay on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Doornfontein.[2] Lying close to the Main Reef gold deposits, parts of the farm were proclaimed as gold claims with this suburb was settled by prospectors from Natal and hence called Natal Camp, one of two original camps established, prior to the surveying of Johannesburg, the other being Ferreirasdorp.[2] The area is named after the original mine, City and Suburban Mine, that lay on the southern reaches of the suburb.[2] It was established as a suburb in 1896.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sub Place City and Suburban". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.